• Debt May 11

    Almost Half of America Is Now Carrying Credit Card Debt, and More of It

    Nearly half (47%) of U.S. adults, or about 120 million people, currently have credit card debt, up from 43% reported in early March, according to a new report from CreditCards.com.  The sudden spike in credit card debt coincides with states issuing stay-at-home orders that have forced millions of businesses to shutter. Alarmingly, 23% of credit card debtors have added to their...

  • Susan Hogan May 7

    What to Know About Your Debt Collection Rights

    Local leaders are prohibiting debt collectors from taking federal relief checks and carrying out other typical practices to protect those financially strained right now. News4’s consumer reporter Susan Hogan has the details.

  • Debt May 7

    What Is a Good Reason for a Personal Loan?

    Unsecured personal loans can pay for almost anything. Their flexibility makes them easy to turn to when you want to consolidate your debts or put in that kitchen island. But first assessing all your financing options can save you money. As the economy shifts, so will the way a personal loan fits into your plans. Right now, for example, the…

  • stimulus Apr 14

    Lawmakers Urge Mnuchin to Stop Debt Collectors From Seizing Direct Payments

    Lawmakers are calling on the U.S. Treasury to protect recipients of direct payments from having their money seized by debt collectors. In a letter sent to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and Josh Hawley, R-Mo urged the Treasury to exert its ability to protect individuals from having their direct payments seized — or “garnished” — from debt collectors....

  • personal finance Jan 13

    Maryland Ministry Helps People Conquer Their Debt

    A Prince George’s County pastor is helping community members wipe away their credit card debt, using a Biblical approach. “They’ve been in bondage to debt and to credit card use,” Pastor John K. Kenkins Sr. said. Members of the church filled a glass jug with their cut-up credit cards. News4’s Molette Green reports.

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2019

    US Budget Deficit Hits $984 Billion, Highest in 7 Years

    The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged to $984.4 billion, its highest point in seven years, and is widely expected to top the $1 trillion mark in coming years. The 26% surge from the 2018 deficit of $779 billion that the government reported Friday reflected such factors as revenue lost from the 2017 Trump tax cut and a...

  • social media Dec 27, 2018

    MLB Pitcher Gives Parents Surprise Christmas Gift of a Lifetime

    Kansas City Royals pitcher Brady Singer gave his parents the surprise Christmas gift of a lifetime Tuesday. The heartwarming video has since been shared thousands of times on social media.

  • college Jul 7, 2017

    How the Government Spends $38 to Collect $1 of Student Loan Debt

    It’s estimated that about 44 million Americans are living with student loan debt, adding up to more than $1 trillion owed. Around 8 million borrowers have given up on paying back more than $137 million, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The government will then pay debt collectors up to $1,700 to get borrowers who have defaulted on their...

  • United States May 3, 2017

    Puerto Rico Announces Historic Restructuring of $70 Billion Debt

    Puerto Rico’s governor on Wednesday announced a historic restructuring of a portion of the U.S. territory’s $70 billion debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. The announcement marks the biggest bankruptcy-type process ever for the U.S. municipal bond market. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said that a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances agreed with his request late Tuesday to...

  • BOSTON Jul 29, 2014

    35 Percent of Americans Facing Debt Collectors: Study

    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

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